How do you pronounce 'router'?

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  1. texteditor

    texteditor Premium Buffalo-based Hosting

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    I've pronounced the (incorrect?) way , rowter and rowtes (/ou/ sound like cow) all my life. It's probably wrong but other people do it too
     
  2. GIANT_CRAB

    GIANT_CRAB New Member

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    Route + ter
     
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  3. Hosting Specialists

    Hosting Specialists New Member

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    First one, I'm from England.


    Second one if you're American etc.
     
  4. souen

    souen Active Member

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    In Canada, "route" is pronounced "root", so "rooter" would make sense. However, I only hear it pronounced as "row-ter" ("row" rhymes with "how"), and I usually follow the pronunciation of the day to avoid having to repeat myself.
     
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  5. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    I've always said it ROW-ter -   ROW being said like WOW.


    Semi common to hear roo-ter also.
     
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  6. texteditor

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  7. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

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    Like @drimike said: ROW-ter. "Row" being said like "wow" but with an "r".
     
  8. k0nsl

    k0nsl Bad Goy

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    I pronounce it "rauter", as do probably most Swedes.
     
  9. graeme

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  10. Wax

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    I always say "Rowter". My friends and family take the mick out of it as they all say "Rooter". (We're from the UK and I guess "Rooter" is the typical way people say it in the UK and "Rowter" is the more US Term used).
     
  11. sv01

    sv01 Slow but sure

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    depend on your country, in my country (id) 


    ru + ter
     
  12. Localnode

    Localnode New Member Verified Provider

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    I say row-ter. When routing cables - I also say row-te.


    However, when it comes to many other things it'll be roo-ter (such as I'm planning a route). 
     
  13. HN-Matt

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    not quite root
    not quite rute

    not quite crow
    not quite tow

    not quite brute
    not quite chroot

    not quite row
    not quite, bro

    not quite bot
    not quite trot

    not quite bought
    not quite bow

    not quite naught
    not quite know

    but rout as in out or
    you reap what you sow


    - masspoem4u69
     
  14. Geek

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    Roo-ter?  I'm not a fucking plumber...
     
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  15. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    l0l :)
     
  16. OneStepHosting

    OneStepHosting New Member Verified Provider

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    Looking at the poll results I guess there are more Americans here than Brits! :p
     
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  17. RDPproviders

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    I say Rauter.
    Every one have their tone or pronunciation so it depends on assent whatever in their country .
     
  18. web-project

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    router from word route as you do route and share the connection to WIFI and other devices and nothing to do with ROWter, WOWter, MOWter or RAUter.
     
  19. Wiredphase

    Wiredphase New Member

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    A router or anything else which routes something, is "rooter" or "rowter" depending on how you pronounce "route"